Author Archives: Franklin Garcia

About Franklin Garcia

Franklin Garcia is the US Representative for the District of Columbia and former President of the DC Latino Caucus. Cutting edge technology has been the career focus for Franklin. He holds various certifications in Information Technology, and is employed as a Senior Systems Administrator. He holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from the George Washington University and a Master of Arts degree in Financial Economics for Public Policy from the American University. You can email Franklin at, or follow him on twitter @ fgarciadc.

DC Democrats Host Kennedys-King Gala 2016

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A number of local and national leaders were honored on April 28th, at the 2016 DC Democratic State Committee’s Kennedys-King Gala.  The sold out event was held at the new University of the District of Columbia (UDC) Student Center.  In … read more »

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DC Holiday Delays Tax Day

This year, taxes will be due on April 18th, 2016, and not the usual April 15th. This is because the IRS recognizes any holiday observed in the District of Columbia as an official legal holiday nationwide. Lucky for tax collectors, … read more »

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Immigration Activist Juan Carlos Ruiz Dead at 53

Juan Carlos Ruiz, a prominent activist that helped organized one of the key immigration reform marches in Washington DC, died on March 3rd in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to family members, he died of natural causes. Mr. Ruiz worked mainly with … read more »

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DC is Latest Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) Member

At its 20th session in Brussels, Belgium, UNPO formally voted to accept the Nation’s Capital as a new member. The Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO) is an international, nonviolent, and democratic membership organization. Its members are indigenous peoples, minorities, … read more »

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DC Swearing-In Ceremony of Elected Officials

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The Council of the District of Columbia conducted the Swearing-In Ceremony for the State Board of Education, Statehood Representatives, and Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners (ANC) on January 2, 2015 at the Washington Convention Center.  Statehood Representatives, State Board of Education members, … read more »

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DC Latino Caucus Honors Community Leaders at Holiday Party

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The DC Latino Caucus celebrated its annual holiday party. The party was also an opportunity to give out appreciation awards to many community leaders that over the years have helped the organization grow. Appreciation Awards were given to: Philip Pannell, … read more »

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DCFDW Hold Book Signing Event for Marion Barry

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The DC Federation of Democratic Women hosted a book signing event for former DC Mayor and Ward Eight Councilmember Marion Barry. The book titled “Mayor for Life, the incredible story of Marion Barry, Jr.,” is an autobiography of the life … read more »

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Carlos Rosario School Educates and Graduates the New Americans

On June 19, over 300 students graduated from the Carlos Rosario International Public Charter School in Washington DC. The adult public charter school issued graduating certificates and diplomas to students in the culinary arts, technology, nursing, English, GED, and other … read more »

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DC Celebrates Capital Pride 2014

Capital Pride celebration in Washington DC.

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Democrats Host Successful Unity Fundraiser for Democratic Mayoral Nominee Muriel Bowser

On May 31, hundreds gathered at the Capitale Lounge in Northwest DC for a fundraiser for the Mayoral Democratic Nominee Muriel Bowser.  Attendees to the fundraiser included DC Councilmembers Vincent Orange, Yvette Alexander, Marion Barry, Tommy Wells and Anita Bonds, … read more »

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